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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    not common to see a pixie deep in thought... but give her a minute or two and she'll be out breaking hearts again !!!
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    hmmmmm, covered in bling.... I see you know how to keep a Pixie happy

    but you shouldn't keep her to yourself so much

    we miss the Pixie !
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

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    Hotei meets Hottie... what a laugh :-)



    or just a... ???
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    Woooooo Hooooo... SHE'S BACK !!!!
    I have soooooooo been missing her
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    Re: Dumb Petzval question from a Newbie

    if you post on the for sale/ wanted section of this forum saying you want a petzval to cover 5x7 there's a reasonable chance that anyone offering to sell you a lens will actually know what the...
  6. Re: Does your 90mm f:8 Nikkor have a brass shim on the rear element?

    indeed, it could be.... but I'm wondering if it's not original because I have a few lenses with shims and they're all on the front
  7. Re: Does your 90mm f:8 Nikkor have a brass shim on the rear element?

    Q. is the beat up one still in the original Nikon shutter or has someone swapped it into a non-Nikon branded shutter?
    if the cells have been swapped between shutters, maybe the shim is from the lens...
  8. Re: Does your 90mm f:8 Nikkor have a brass shim on the rear element?

    no shims on mine... front or back
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    and best wishes for the New Year to pixies and people alike :D
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    Re: Derogy No. 5 Lens -- what is it?

    f/Stops............................ f/8... f/11... f/16... f/22... f/32... f/45
    U.S. "Uniform System"....... 4...... 8...... 16...... 32..... 64.....128

    I think
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    Re: 305 G Claron into Copal 1

    yes ! it seems to be the logical way to deal with checking apertures because it uses direct measurement of light transmission through the lens !

    I've done this, except that I used open blue sky....
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    Re: 305 G Claron into Copal 1

    that'll cost you, but you'll know that it's been done correctly....
    get them to CLA the shutter while it's there and you should have years of happy service from the claron
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    Re: 305 G Claron into Copal 1

    I think it's ok, a lot of people seem to swap barrel mounted g-clarons into shutters and I've never read there was a problem with the optics.
    But you can't expect that the aperture scale will be...
  14. Re: Need 4x5 camera recommendations (for use with Linhof lens boards)

    should have said that it's on a flat board [which is OK on another camera]
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    of course the acid test is how much effective rise/fall/shift movement you get with a 75mm Fuji-swd lens on a Technika using the back tilt/swing....

    I just tried with mine and the answer is a...
  16. Re: Need 4x5 camera recommendations (for use with Linhof lens boards)

    why couldn't I have said it that succinctly ? !!!

    Bob, I think we may have been talking a tad at cross purposes
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    yes, yes, yes... but the point I was making is that when you said "The drawback to direct displacements is that the lens has to have enough coverage to do it" you implied that the lens coverage...
  18. Re: Need 4x5 camera recommendations (for use with Linhof lens boards)

    Bob
    thanks for giving me some fresh terminology, I hadn't heard those terms before :-)
    I'd definitely agree that "direct displacement" is conceptually easier and probably quicker if your camera...
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    Re: 305 G Claron into Copal 1

    there were two versions of 305 g-claron so it depends which one you have
    the newer version goes straight into a Copal #1... it's the most common and it takes a 67mm filter
    the older [dagor]...
  20. Re: Need 4x5 camera recommendations (for use with Linhof lens boards)

    yes, but...
    if you point the whole camera up then use the tilts to straighten up the front and rear standards you have effectively generated front rise without using the front rise function [same...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    look what the pixie did... !!!
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    of course, the French made the very best old French lenses... vive la France
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    and you probably will be in a box before she quits being mean to you... just like a pixie !
    hey, wasn't that a Bob Dylan song ?
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    So capricious and yet so alluring... plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose !
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    Re: How Heavy Is Your Field Kit?

    too much is NEVER enough...
  26. Re: Help work me through a problem with out of focus negatives

    the slide you've highlighted is for attaching an accessory back like a roll film back or polaroid back

    the fresnels I've seen have been multiple mm's thick so 0.7mm doesn't seem compatible with...
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    Re: 305mm G-Claron rear cap size

    sure that ain't "(((65)))"? I just measured the rear cell on mine as 65mm diameter and the Schneider data says it should be 65
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    Re: 305mm G-Claron rear cap size

    Hi, there's 2 versions of g-claron...
    sorry but I think the 74mm, as quoted above, is a typo

    the older version g-claron has a front filter thread of 58mm and both the front and rear caps are...
  29. Re: 4x5 Speed Graphic, exposure settings without meter?

    I just think indoors "mood lighting" a bit variable and a bit far from outdoors in daylight
  30. Re: 4x5 Speed Graphic, exposure settings without meter?

    do you have another camera with a built in light meter like an old 35mm slr etc ? if so you could use that
  31. Re: Darlot Artist Anachrom Pulligny and Puyo Lens Questions

    I just ordered a copy of "Constant Puyo"... I hope the illustrations are good because I don't speak French !
  32. Re: Darlot Artist Anachrom Pulligny and Puyo Lens Questions

    interesting links.... thank you

    so the need to refocus was because you focus on a full spectrum of light but the old glass plates were primarily blue sensitive and that generates a focus shift [as...
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    Re: F63?

    exactly...
    but if you want mega cool go look at a Fender Champion 600 Amp, it goes to 12 !
    and that would be 2 Watts into a 6" speaker ;-)
  34. Thread: F63?

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    Re: F63?

    makes perfect sense... if you're meter says f64 but you want "just that little bit extra" you can go to f63
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    Re: Bare shutter cost dilemma

    stand alone shutters are expensive because OCD people like me want to mount loose lens cells they get given when someone else figures out it's more money than the final result is worth, and that that...
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    Re: Shutter Question

    the Copal shutter dimensions should be standardised enough to let you swap over the lens cells without a problem
    but aperture scales are quite specific so you'll need to make new scales for the...
  37. Re: Problem mounting Copal 3 lens on Linhof Technika lensboard

    glad you seem to have got the Fuji sorted

    I don't think an extension board will do anything for you [unless the bulk of the rear element is stopping movements in which case you "might" get a...
  38. Re: Problem mounting Copal 3 lens on Linhof Technika lensboard

    There is indeed a spacer ring that's about 6.5mm wide that goes between the shutter body and the board to hold the shutter slightly forward so you can get at the control levers more easily and have...
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    Re: 46mm filter mystery

    pretty sure these are 46mm: older fujinon-w 125mm, 135mm and 150mm/5.6; schneider xenar 210/6.1 incl various brandings like "calumet pro series"; Schneider g-claron 240mm (the dagor style version)....
  40. Re: Old Rectilinear Lens with only One Element. Any Use?

    heavens no... but I had a quick look at 4x5 rectilinear pages to see that they were there before I offered up the link
    I hate to send people on wild goose chases
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